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READING + LISTENING - March 31st 2014


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extract
v. (to put out) to remove a object from somewhere, especially with difficulty.......... You'll have to have that tooth ~ed
oral
adj. relating to or involving the mouth.........~ hygiene
antibiotic
a drug that is used to kill bacteria and cure infections
reference
n. a book, article etc from which information has been obtained................. a comprehensive list of ~s
worm
a long thin creature with no bones and no legs that lives in soil............. earthworm, lugworm
proof
n. (evidence) facts, informations, documents ect that prove something is true.................. Do you have any ~ of the existence of life on other planets? (Do you have any ~ that life exist on other planets?)
acupuncture
a treatment for pain and disease that involves pushing special needles into parts of the body........ the four main ~ points
civilization
a society that is well organized and developed, used especially about a particular society in a particular place or at a particular time................ modern American ~
middle Ages
(the Middle Ages) the period in european history between about 11
....... is fast approaching
is comming soon, upcoming
familiar in the past
phr. traditional
ahead of time
adv. (in advance, before an event) before an event happens..................... Can u tell me ahead of time if you're coming?............... ahead of deadline......... ahead of schedule
overlook
v. (miss) to not notice something, or not see how important it is.................nobody could ~ the fact that box office sales were down.
stay + adj
.v (remain) a particular position, place, or state, without changing................. Rollings will stay as chairman this year.
pinpoint
v. to discover or explain exactly the real facts about some thing or the cause of a problem............ it's difficult to ~ exactly what skills are necessary.
speculation
n.(about / over sth) the act of forming opinions about what has happened or what might happen without knowing all the facts: There was widespread ~ that she was going to resign.
fossilize
v. to become or form a fossil by being preserved in rock.......~d dinosaur bones
ancestor
n.(descendant) a member of your family who lived a long time ago........... my ~s were French.
potential
adj.(possible) likely to develop into a particular type of person or thing in the future............................ new ways of attracting ~ customers
mutation
n. a change in the genetic structure of an animal or plant that makes it different from others of the same kind
defect
n. a fault or a lack of something that means that something or someone is not perfect............. a genetic ~
faculty
n. a natural ability, such as the ability to see, hear, or think clearly................ the ~ of sight
sophisticated
adj. having a lot of experience of life, and good judgment about socially important things such as art, fashion ...................... a ~, witty American
archaic
adj. old and no longer used.................. ~ words
groom
v. to clean and brush an animal, especially a horse
alliance
n. ( with)an arrangement in which two or more countries, groups etc agree to work together to try to change or achieve something........................ Britain's military ~ with her NATO partners